When volunteering in Front of House you are by no means restricted to that space. If you feel uncomfortable (with a guest, another volunteer, anything!), or are unsure of what to do in a situation, please let an Indigeo director or coordinator know, and we will do our best to help.
We will check in once and a while; however, there are only a few of us and many things to attend to during the evening. If you need to use the bathroom, go! Need to grab a drink or snack, go! Or better yet do that stuff before your shift. The bottom line is that if you are feeling uncomfortable, there are resources available to help you.
Please don’t leave because you feel bored, and PLEASE arrive on time!
Set-Up -OR- Teardown
Set-up for the parties happens the day of, at 5PM for our VEC venue. The duration of the set-up is usually about 1 hour. To help set up, you must be able to carry equipment from the on-site storage, up the Victoria Event Centre’s back stairs, and into the event space.
You will help arrange and put together the equipment on the play floor. All of this is supervised by experienced volunteers, so don’t be afraid to get your feet wet!
Teardown starts at the end of the party around 1:00 AM. This includes dismantling the equipment and taking it back down the stairs and into the storage area. The faster you go, the faster it is done – many hands make light work!
You can volunteer for one or the other, but we’d love to have you for both! If you work two shifts, you get two tickets.
We need about 5 volunteers for efficient setup and tear down. However, we’re not going to turn folks away if there are more helping hands.
Snacks are provided at the Victoria Event Centre by the Indigeo Volo board. If you have particular dietary requirements, you are more than welcome to bring your own food. If you are interested in volunteering to prepare and/or manage the food (meaning putting more out as items run out) please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
Food Allergies: if you have a severe allergy that can be triggered by airborne particles or skin contact, please let us know a few days before the party, and we will do our best to ensure your safety!
Coat Check is checking in coats and checking out people! Just kidding (mostly); responsibilities are:
Checking in and retrieving coats (and depending on the venue, bags)
Greeting our guests and helping them find their way into the venue.
Handing out signaling wristbands.
Each shift lasts for 1 hour, and there are 2 people on shift at a time: coat check (volunteer) and ticket sales (Board Member). Please let the Volunteer Coordinator know which shift you would prefer to do (although we can’t make any promises, but we’ll try our best).
Only the volunteers working their shift in the Front of House area are permitted in that area. A Board Member will also be there to help train volunteers and/or process payments.